Let’s go to the audio sound bites. Susan Rice, our ambassador to the UN. Jacob Tapper, ABC This Week interviewed her. He said, “What is the latest you can tell us on who these attackers were at the embassy or at the consulate in Benghazi?” That’s Libya, for those of you in Rio Linda. “We’re hearing that the Libyans have arrested people. They’re saying that some people involved were from outside the country, that there might have even been al-Qaida ties. What’s the latest information,” Madam Ambassador?
RICE: It was a spontaneous, not premeditated, response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people, came to the embassy to — or to the consulate, rather, to — replicate this sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been “hijacked,” let us say, uh, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons. Weapons that, as you know, in the wake of the revolution in Libya are quite common and accessible. And it then evolved from there.
RUSH: Now, the only problem here is that the Libyan president is saying the exact opposite. The Libyan president is saying it was premeditated. There were 400 people. They had rockets, mortars, grenades, rocket-propelled grenades. They had stuff that you don’t just pick up in the street or have in your closet. It was premeditated, it was set up, and it was designed to get that ambassador. It was designed to!